Alcohol On You Later

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My gran’s got two teapots
(which means she tends to pee lots)
Her good one goes out on display
The other she keeps tucked away
When visitors decide to call
The posh pot serves them, one and all
Dispensing cups of Earl of Grey
From her brushed-silver serving tray
With biscuits bought from M&S
Which tend to make less of a mess

A person shouldn’t trivialise
A ritual so civilised

When Elsie Burns, who lives next door
Comes calling ‘round each day at four
The Staffordshire is put away
For it’s too late for Earl of Grey
Gran reaches for her other pot
Whose contents never need be hot
And pours her canny friend a cup
Of mother’s homemade pick-me-up

A nip of whisky leaves one feeling
Life’s too short to drink Darjeeling

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